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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:21 pm

Brian the brain wrote:
I'm wondering how your hammer pilot compares to my valve pilot.
Because mine doesn't use a hammer, it just lets the pilot volume expand slightly each shot.

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I've still only posted one cannon here, it just does everything :)

It has a ball valve on the pilot line followed by a blowgun.

If you charge it up, dump the blowgun with the ball valve shut it lets out a little bit of the pilot air.

However opening the ball valve will now repressurise the space behind the blowgun and slightly drop the pilot pressure behind the QEV causing it to dump gas into the barrel until it equalises again.

To simplify it I sketched a sleeve valve pilot concept which replaced both the ball valve and blowgun while still doing the same thing (because my cannon was never meant to work like that).

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Your hammer valve whacks the poppet to let out a bit of pilot gas instead.
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Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Sat May 09, 2009 6:52 pm

BTB, just wondering mate.. is the piston in your QEV more or less a rubber disk? I want to attach my homemade pump straight into the chamber port of the QEV.

I'm just a little worried because I don't want to stuff up the piston after having payed 50 bucks for the QEV. If it happens to be the same internal layout out as mine, I'd love to know where you made the equalizing hole.

Cheers mate.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Sun May 10, 2009 4:42 pm

Hmmm more or less, yes. Its a piece of sturdy plastic/rubber.

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This one is with its sealing side down.
Note that they look like the one in this diagram if you would cut them in half, so they are not a simple disk.
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Unread postAuthor: Tony.Knaak » Tue May 12, 2009 1:37 am

You gun is an exceptional example of Industrial Revolution and Steam Punk design. Did you have any inspirations for you gun that you can share?

All of my upcoming gun designs were planned with Steam Punk in mind, as well as heavy influence from the Weta Workshop's famous "Dr. Grordtbort's" gun series.

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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Tue May 12, 2009 2:57 am

I had a Girandoni 17tgh century air rifle in mind when I designed this.

Well...It's not really a design.I just went with what seemed best.Went with the flow as I built it..

The label Steampunk came afterwards...
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Oh my friggin god stop being so awesome, that thing is pure kick ass. Most innovative and creative pneumatic that the files have ever come by!

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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Tue May 12, 2009 5:59 am

When do we get to see it work? 8 pages of posts and no video? Or did I miss it...
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Unread postAuthor: SubsonicSpud » Tue May 12, 2009 7:32 am

Mitchza89 wrote:BTB, just wondering mate.. is the piston in your QEV more or less a rubber disk? I want to attach my homemade pump straight into the chamber port of the QEV.

I'm just a little worried because I don't want to stuff up the piston after having payed 50 bucks for the QEV. If it happens to be the same internal layout out as mine, I'd love to know where you made the equalizing hole.

Cheers mate.


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The rubber pistons in QEV's are very durable, I have had the things cycling at high rates and pressures without any damage on the pistons, I would not worry about breaking them easily.

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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Tue May 12, 2009 12:44 pm

On top of that, you can buy spare QEV pistons for a few bucks a piece.
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Sun May 17, 2009 4:32 am

Vid is shot, my coworker will send it to me some time today.Unfortunately, I can't use the internet at home.

He made several pics and vids.The best is the one showing two consecutive shots and loading.Finally some on line proof of multishot capacity..And YES!! You will finally be able to HEAR it roar!

I hope he sends it today so I can post it from my in-laws house.( where I'm at y'all... :? )
Internet connection at home should be restored in a couple of days so...I'll get it up eventually.

I took it to work, all filled up but without the fridgy, so I had a limited amount of shots.
On top of that, I only took 4 leadslugs with foam tails. :cry:
I never intended to shoot a vid, just wanted to show it to my coworker.

I shot through a piece of resinfiber board, wich I mistook for aluminium, but the wall took most of the damage.. :D
The slugs went in all the way and bumped back out.
I also tested buckshot in paper candy wrap...wich is now my favorite ammo!!
No vid of that yet, but I shot it trough furtiture board and it damaged the brik wall behind it pretty nice!!
It left a 2" wide exit hole in the board :P

edit: Target is at about 4 meters and the lead slugs all left round holes, so I'm guessing the foam tail does stabilise them!!!

I used a small section of aluminium tube, wich fits just right in the barrel, squeezed a lead .50cal roundball inthere as the tip and gluead in a foam tail on the other side.Nice easy reproducable ammo.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sun May 17, 2009 10:16 am

old shatterhand... lol
ja wohl herr winetou!!
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Mon May 18, 2009 5:30 pm

Vid's up guys..
Thanks for waiting this long.

Finally got around to it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZgZghV7iTg

Look closely to see the hammer drop at the second shot..
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Unread postAuthor: Lentamentalisk » Mon May 18, 2009 7:35 pm

Oh god, that is loud! Finally a video that gets the sound in there! Nice job.
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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Mon May 18, 2009 8:39 pm

Nice dude. That sounds like it packs a good punch. How is the accuracy of it at distance?
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Mon May 18, 2009 8:49 pm

Congrats Brian, you've put a lot of effort into this, and now it pays off.

Smooth shooter by the look of it. :)

How much does this thing weigh?
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Mon May 18, 2009 11:47 pm

I'm happy I can show you it's that loud.
Much better than a frustrating click! :D
Amazing how a mic can make all the difference.My dad shot one vid where you don't hear the shot but you do hear the echo.... :roll: while the thing nearly deafens me...

Accuracy at a distance is most likely nothing spectacular.
Never tried it, as I don't have the space to do so legally.

It's about as heavy as a "normal" PCP airgun , just a bit front heavy.
But I need that long reservoir for the multishot capacity.It's do-able though..
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